FME Grant Program Profile: The SMART Partnership Helps Defend Endangered Species
Do you know about Safe’s FME Grant Program? Every year, we provide well over 4,000 free FME licenses to educational institutions of all levels, researchers, and non-profit organizations of every stripe. The elephantine task of herding all of those cats falls to Moira Seabloom, FME Software Grant Program Coordinator here at Safe. And speaking of […]
FME International User Conference 2014: A Top Ten List
David Letterman is retiring.
FME has a ListBuilder transformer.
You can probably see where this is headed.
Import Your Data to Google Maps Engine – Atlas Unbound!
Google Maps Gallery is an online atlas meant to unlock geospatial information from organizations across the globe. Alongside the ArcGIS Open Data initiative, it’s an exciting time for atlases. The City of Edmonton is a Google Maps Gallery early adopter, and my favorite map of theirs has to be this map of tree species. 311,000 […]
FME Cloud is not vulnerable to CVE-2014-0160, AKA Heartbleed
The engineering team at FME Cloud has been working to assess the impact for our customers in the wake of April 7th’s disclosure of CVE-2014-0160, known as Heartbleed. We joined nearly every service provider on the Internet responding to this critical vulnerability in OpenSSL’s handling of heartbeat packets and conducted a comprehensive security review in […]
9 Reasons You Should Have a Data Integration Plan
Data integration means combining information from various sources into something useful. It’s about efficiently managing data and making it available to those who need it. Both a technical and a business process, IBM defines it as “discovery, cleansing, monitoring, transforming and delivery of data from a variety of sources.” Below are 9 reasons why integrating […]
FME 2014 Special: Core Updates – Nulls, Reprojection, and Snapping
One of the reasons it’s so great to work at Safe is that we’re always looking to the next big thing and working hard to stay ahead of technology trends. FME Cloud is a great example.
The same forward thinking applies to what we do with the core engine of FME. If you think FME technology is cutting edge, the core team are already off over the horizon talking about Minkowski Sums and Determinant Multiplicativity.
For 2014 the FME core got major updates in three different areas: nulls, snapping, and reprojection.
FME Cloud Price Reduction
We are excited to announce, effective April 1st, we are reducing FME Cloud prices by up to 38%. Not only are we reducing the price, but we are also upgrading several of the instances to run on much more powerful hardware with SSD disks and more CPU cores. Price Drops As we have previously stated, […]
DynamoDB and S3 – Using Geohashes to Give Location to Big Data
When I think about Big Data, I immediately think of the cloud and Amazon Web Services. When it comes to big data the AWS service that I am most excited about is Amazon’s DynamoDB. Amazon DynamoDB is a cloud-based, NoSQL database that was designed from the ground up to support Big Data. After reading Yosuke Matsua’s […]
FME 2014 SP1 Release: What We’ve Been Up To
Ten weeks have passed since we released FME 2014. A lot can happen in ten weeks. A whole day passed on Mercury. Somewhere, a dog had puppies. And enough happened with FME to warrant the release of a new service pack. This post covers new and updated functionality in FME Desktop 2014 SP1 and FME […]
Using the Twitter Stream API to Visualize Tweets on Google Maps
This post will walk through how to stream geotagged tweets onto a Google Map using Node.js. The end result is a real-time heat map depicting where in the world people are tweeting from. Step 1 : Coding the Application The application can be downloaded in full from Github. It has two main parts: the server-side […]